Our hearts and prayers go out to our friends and customers in Middle and West Tennessee affected by the May 1-2 flood. For anyone in the process of salvaging and cleaning up treasured antiques, we recommend visiting the following websites:
Antique furniture tips: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/
Antique silver tips: http://www.silversmithing.com/
General tips: American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works’ website: http://www.conservation-us.
Please note: some sites offer names of restoration experts who belong to their particular organizations. It is always best to get a personal reference from someone who has worked with a particular restoration expert, and always discuss fees/estimates with a restoration expert before beginning any repair work.